New Thing At Newport highlights performances of John Coltrane and Archie Shepp’s groups at the 1965 Newport festival. Coltrane’s quartet is featured on one track and Shepp’s quartet, which included Bobby Hutcherson (vibes), Barre Phillips (bs), and Joe Chambers (dr), make up the rest of the LP. A track from the latter is included below, and while it’s pretty outside compared to my usual listening, I particularly enjoyed Bobby Hutcherson and Joe Chambers’ exciting and propulsive drumming.
This LP has wear, but is still a solid copy and has the nice Impulse gatefold cover. It’s a slightly later issue with the late 60’s version of the label.
(Details: Impulse AS-94 stereo)